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Ohio race just got closer after county finds hundreds of uncounted votes Ohio race just got closer after county finds hundreds of uncounted votes
Correction: The number of votes found is 588. COLUMBUS – The tight race between Democrat Danny O'Connor and Republican Troy Balderson just got tighter. Election officials in Franklin County found 588 previously uncounted votes in a Columbus suburb. The result: O'Connor had a net gain of 190 votes, bringing the race's margin down to 1,564. "The votes from a portion of one voting location...
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Dead fetus found inside American Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport, investigation ongoing Dead fetus found inside American Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport, investigation ongoing
A dead fetus was found inside an American Airlines plane Tuesday morning at LaGuardia Airport, according to authorities. A cleaning crew discovered the fetus in the bathroom of a flight that arrived in New York from Charlotte, N.C., late Monday night, PIX11 reports. Minutes before 9 a.m., the airport tweeted that flights at Terminal B could be delayed "due to an out of service aircraft." ...
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Hurricane Hector – one of 3 storms in Pacific – should slide south of Hawaii Hurricane Hector – one of 3 storms in Pacific – should slide south of Hawaii
A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Big Island of Hawaii as Hurricane Hector on Tuesday kept churning west across the Pacific as a powerful Category 4 hurricane. Two other systems – Hurricane John and Tropical Storm Kristy – also swirled in the Pacific west of Mexico. The center of Hector will pass about 200 miles south of the Big Island on Wednesday, according to the latest forec...
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Mendocino fire explodes to second-largest in California history Mendocino fire explodes to second-largest in California history
The Mendocino Complex wildfire exploded overnight to become the second-largest blaze in California history, at some 425 square miles in size. That's larger than 18 Manhattan Islands and is roughly one-third the size of the state of Rhode Island. So far, the fire has destroyed some 140 structures and threatens thousands more, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protectio...
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New York City today: Slow subways, slummy projects, soaring rents New York City today: Slow subways, slummy projects, soaring rents
EW YORK — Five years ago this seemed the very model of a modern major city, with its bike lanes, pedestrian plazas and smokeless bars. Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg even started a pro-bono consulting firm, staffed by veterans of his administration, to tell cities around the world how to solve their problems. ''We have heard this huge demand and need from other cities to learn from New York,'...
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Flooding fears spark evacuations in US city Flooding fears spark evacuations in US city
Evacuation orders have been issued in parts of Lynchburg, Virginia, over fears a dam may fail amid flooding. The College Lake Dam exceeded its capacity after up to 6in (15cm) of rain fell on Thursday evening, Lynchburg Water Resources Department said. The city of Lynchburg is the closest settlement downstream of the structure. If the dam fails completely, 17ft (5m) of water could flood it...
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New York town clerk rejects same-sex marriage license; governor calls for investigation New York town clerk rejects same-sex marriage license; governor calls for investigation
ALBANY, N.Y. — A town clerk’s decision to reject a marriage license for a same-sex couple New York's governor to call Wednesday for an investigation. Dylan Toften of Root, N.Y., wrote Monday on Facebook that Root Town Clerk Laurel “Sherrie” Eriksen would not issue a marriage license to him and his fiancé when they applied last month. Town attorney Robert Subik confirmed the incident, tellin...
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Branson duck boat tragedy prompts Coast Guard's highest level of investigation Branson duck boat tragedy prompts Coast Guard's highest level of investigation
BRANSON, Mo. — The Coast Guard has convened a commandant-directed Marine Board of Investigation into the duck boat sinking that claimed 17 lives here earlier this month. This safety investigation has been made only three other times since 2010, according to Coast Guard spokeswoman Alana Miller. "That is the highest-level investigation that the Coast Guard has," Miller said Tuesday. If the Co...
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Political path for Trump, Republicans in midterms cuts through America's soybean fields Political path for Trump, Republicans in midterms cuts through America's soybean fields
WASHINGTON – As goes the soybean harvest, so could go control of Congress. One-third of the nation’s most contested House districts are home to major soybean farms, primarily in the Midwest, a USA TODAY analysis shows. President Donald Trump performed strongly in that region in 2016, but the area is now girding for a substantial harvest-time blow from his tariffs, just before voters head to the...
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Five die, thousands flee relentless California Carr Fire Five die, thousands flee relentless California Carr Fire
REDDING, Calif. — A wildfire roaring out of control Sunday in Northern California has claimed at least five lives, burned hundreds of homes and driven more than 30,000 stunned, mourning residents from communities threatened by the relentless blaze. More than 3,000 firefighters were battling the blaze, which had grown to 140 square miles. High temperatures and heavy winds conspired to complicate...
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